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Medicos intensify agitation in Gujarat

Written by: Staff

Ahmedabad, May 15 (UNI) Students in government medical colleges in Gujarat today intensified their anti-reservation agitation by mobilsing public support.

The undergraduate students and interns in medical, dental, nursing and pharmacy colleges in the State observed a day's token strike on Saturday in protest against brutal police attack on doctors in Delhi on Friday.

After assembling at BJ Medical College to decide strategy of agitation they fanned out to 20-odd major business centers this morning. They first went to Mahatma Gandhi's statue at busy Ashram Road, students' spokesman Jayesh Vazirani told UNI here.

He said the agitating students would distribute handouts to the public to explain their stand, adding their objective is to educate people and not to block traffic or create any disturbance. '' Our agitation is peaceful and intend to keep it so,'' he reiterated.

He said the medicos today decided to boycott their classes indefinitely in the government medical colleges in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot and Jamnagar.

At some places, where the summer vacation has just begun, students have decided to stay back in their respective campuses.

So far, the medicos' strike in Gujarat is restricted to undergraduate students, but Junior Doctors Associations (JDAs) have already extended moral support to the stir.

The postgraduate medical students in the State have not yet joined the strike and they do not want to affect hospital working.


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